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$192,000 Awarded in Arts Grants

On April 27, over 150 artists and organizations from six counties, CNY Art staff and board members, and New York State Legislators gathered at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport to celebrate the recipients of the 2017 Community Arts Grant Awards.
Posted On: April 27, 2017

Daria J. Willis, Ph.D.

Daria J. Willis, Ph.D. is the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Onondaga Community College. Her first day on the job was July 5, 2016. Willis is beginning the process of introducing herself across campus.
Posted On: January 24, 2017

CNY Arts' Newest Board of Directors

CNY Arts, Inc., central New York’s regional arts council serving 6 counties and providing more than $1.5 million dollars in funding that supports artists and arts, cultural, and heritage organizations, announced today the appointment of Kristy Brightman Frame (Bond, Shoenick & King), Daniel Hammer (County of Onondaga), Adam McGivern (Cortland...
Posted On: January 19, 2017

CNY Arts Receive Grant Awards for 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $30,000 to support CNY Arts’ long-term economic, engagement, and tourism goals...
Posted On: December 15, 2016

Behind the Curtain: Catherine Kingsley's Costumes

During the first week of December at the Crouse Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse, CNY Arts will bring to the stage Dasher’s Magical Gift, an annual holiday show for central New York children.
Posted On: November 18, 2016

Meet the Dancers

CNY Arts’ production of Dasher’s Magical Gift is written, choreographed, directed and performed by a team of creative individuals and dancers from Central New York. Purchase a Festival Family Pack. 
Posted On: November 15, 2016

CNY Arts' Dasher’s Magical Gift Ready to Fly

Reindeer, elves, penguins, and some surprise guests are preparing for CNY Arts' third annual presentation of its holiday family event, Dasher’s Magical Gift. The entirely local production was developed and staged by Syracuse theater and dance professionals.
Posted On: November 14, 2016

Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival

One of the premier events of ArtsWeek, the 46th Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival, is coming up shortly. More than 160 artists and entertainers from 25 US States and Canada will be showcasing their talents in Columbus Circle during this highly-anticipated event on July 29, 30 and 31.
Posted On: July 21, 2016

Downtown Artist Series "86,400 Grains of Grace"

Oswego State Downtown will be hosting another Downtown Artist Series with the debut of "86,400 Grains of Grace: Photographs by John Sheffield" from July 22 until Sept. 2. Sheffield, a middle school educator for more than 25 years, will exhibit photographs he made while encountering everyday people and while he...
Posted On: July 13, 2016

Ricky Z and the Billy Joel Tribute Concert

Join the Carbone Auto Group, Limelight Event Planning and Ricky Z., featuring his All-Star Billy Joel tribute band, at the Stanley Theater in Utica to celebrate Billy Joel and Central New York music education. This July 9 event is a part of Rick Zuccaro’s Digital Piano Donation Program and will...
Posted On: July 08, 2016

Onondaga County's Most Gift Arts Students

SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED TO ONONDAGA COUNTY’S MOST GIFTED YOUNG ARTISTS
Posted On: June 30, 2016

Teens Recognized for Theatrical Accomplishments

Photo: Whitney Point High School Drama Club in their production of I Never Saw Another Butterfly, directed by Ken Jones
Posted On: April 26, 2016

Onondaga County Grant Recipients Announced

Syracuse, New York - CNY Arts is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2016 CNY Arts Tourism & Economic Development Grant Program. A total of $135,000 is being distributed among five art and cultural providers and is made possible by the County of Onondaga.
Posted On: April 25, 2016

CNY Companies Invited to Join On My Own Time 2016

172 employees of Central New York companies took part in On My Own Time 2015, which concluded on a high note this fall with a reception for artists, colleagues and family at the Everson Museum of Art.
Posted On: March 25, 2016

2015 Year in Review (and a look ahead to 2016)

Looking back at the year, CNY Arts has much to be grateful for! 2015 began with the news that we had received another I Love New York grant from New York State’s Empire State Development for our collaborative marketing system at gotocnyarts.org to better promote our region’s arts and cultural offerings.
Posted On: January 27, 2016

CNY Arts Board Changes

As CNY Arts begins 2016, the Board would like to acknowledge several milestones and changes to our Board of Directors. First, the Board gratefully acknowledges the outstanding leadership of outgoing Board Vice President Eunice Williams and Board Secretary Christine Flynn.
Posted On: January 27, 2016

2016 Decentralization Grant Announcement

CNY Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Community Arts Grants, Arts Education Grants, and Individual Artist Commissions distributed by CNY Arts and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
Posted On: January 27, 2016

One More Week to Register

There is still time to become part of our 42nd annual On My Own Time business/arts program, presented by CNY Arts in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art. This homegrown, award-winning project provides a public platform for participating businesses to identify, celebrate, and promote the value of creativity among...
Posted On: April 24, 2015

Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations

CNY Arts Executive Director Steve Butler visited with Grant Reeher for Campbell Conversations on WRVO to talk about CNY Arts' ENGAGE CNY, a study that is shaping the development of a cultural plan to engage and connect arts, culture, and heritage as a way to boost regional economic vitality, attract...
Posted On: September 29, 2014

CNY Arts To Debut New Holiday Production

This December, CNY Arts will present a new holiday show for Central New York students and families, Dasher’s Magical Gift. After a 35 year run entertaining thousands of children in Central New York, CNY Arts’ annual narrated holiday ballet, The Adventures of Rudolph, has been retired.
Posted On: September 25, 2014

Stephen Butler Talks w/ Jim Donovan

CNY Arts Executive Director Steve Butler visited with Jim Donovan at 570 WSYR to talk about our recent ENGAGE CNY study that is shaping the development of a cultural plan to engage and connect arts, culture, and heritage as a way to boost regional economic vitality, attract visitors and increase the quality...
Posted On: April 15, 2014

OMOT Lunch Postponed

Due to the forecast for significant snow and extreme temperatures on the way for Wednesday and Thursday, the On My Own Time luncheon has been postponed for one week. It is now rescheduled to Thursday, March 20, 12:30 pm, at Coleman's Restaurant.
Posted On: March 12, 2014

A Look Back at 2013

CNY Arts made great strides in 2013 as it continued to serve as a regional arts council for six counties: Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego. We cover 6000 square miles and serve over one million residents as we promote, support, and celebrate Central New York's arts, culture, history,...
Posted On: January 23, 2014

On My Own Time

Over 200 people attended the CNY Arts 40th annual On My Own Time finale exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art on September 20. New York State Senator John DeFrancisco, Deputy County Executive William P. Fisher, and Mayor Stephanie Miner each spoke in honor of the amateur artists whose works...
Posted On: October 28, 2013

CNY Arts Welcomes Colleen Prossner

Colleen is presently the Executive Director at the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College and has been in this position since 2001. Colleen sits on the Cazenovia Arts and Heritage Alliance, a group of like-minded organizations in the Cazenovia area, promoting culture and arts to the surrounding communities.
Posted On: October 10, 2013

CNY Arts Welcomes Peter Dunn

CNY Arts Newest Board Member
Posted On: October 09, 2013

We Need Your Help!

CNY Arts is seeking input from residents in six Central New York counties as part of a new initiative to promote and develop the area’s culture, arts, history, and heritage resources for both residents and tourists. Engage CNY is a year-long project that will result in a master cultural plan for...
Posted On: August 30, 2013

The Future of Arts and Culture in CNY

CNY Arts wants to hear from you! As part of ENGAGE CNY, we are conducting facilitated forums for arts, culture, and heritage groups across our region, as well as for individual artists, historians, and culture providers.These forums focus on the needs of local artists, the future of arts and culture...
Posted On: July 15, 2013

CNY Arts in the Media

CNY Arts in the Media
Posted On: June 06, 2013

CNY Arts & Syracuse Conventions and Visitors Burea

CNY Arts, Inc., the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the IDEAS Collaborative are launching a one-year collaborative marketing campaign to raise awareness of Central New York’s vibrantly diverse arts and cultural community. Beginning in May, the goal of the campaign is to position CNY as an ideal arts and...
Posted On: June 03, 2013

On My Own Time: Celebrating 40 Years in CNY

CNY Arts invite your company to participate in the 40th anniversary edition of the CNY Arts award-winning visual arts program for business, On My Own Time! This unique program, a recipient of two national awards, was initiated in 1974 in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art to help local businesses...
Posted On: February 22, 2013

Elizabeth Lane joins CNY Arts

CNY Arts is very pleased to announce that Elizabeth Lane, our long-time Administrative Intern and Administrative & Regrant Support staffer, has accepted the position of Decentralization (DEC) Coordinator. Elizabeth has been integral to the execution of the last two Decentralization grant cycles and an invaluable asset in the operations of...
Posted On: February 12, 2013

CNY Arts Receives Economic Development Grant

Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), and the New York State Council on the Arts have awarded $150,000 to CNY Arts in support of the IDEAS Collaborative. The Initiative to Develop and Engage Audiences and Services (IDEAS) is a partnership between arts organizations, local funders,...
Posted On: December 21, 2012